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James Bond Star Roger Moore Passes Away at 89

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00pm 5/23/2017 at 12:00pm
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James Bond star Roger Moore passed away today at the age of 89 after a battle with cancer. From the BBC:

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.

He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live...

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19 Dead, 50 Injured at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester – UPDATED

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An explosion occurred at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Police confirmed 19 dead and 50 injured, but have not confirmed exactly what caused the explosion or who caused it.

Police have told Sky News that they decided to...

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Students Object to Lou Reed’s Hit ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ as ‘Transphobic’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:30am 5/22/2017 at 11:30am
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Lou Reed passed away in 2013. At least he’s not here to witness one of his best songs become the newest thing campus snowflakes have deemed problematic.

Students at the University of Guelph in Canada played “Walk on the Wild Side” at a campus event and were ultimately forced to apologize.

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Painting by American Artist Basquiat Brings $110.5 Million at Auction

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:30am 5/21/2017 at 7:30am
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Jean-Michel Basquiat passed away in 1988 at the age of 27 but enjoyed a fast rise to prominence in the New York art world at an early age. He started out as a graffiti artist but his work matured rapidly as he met the right people to nurture...

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Being liberal not enough: NAACP ditches leader under radical leftist pressure

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30pm 5/20/2017 at 7:30pm
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The NAACP has determined that its current path is too tame and that the group needs to be far more activist in its resistance to the President.

To that end, it is firing its president and working on a “systemwide refresh,” inspired apparently by the Black Lives Movement.

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Court Strikes Down Rule Forcing Toy Drone Users to Register with Feds

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/20/2017 at 1:00pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the FAA rule that toy drones be registered with the federal government.

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A D.C.-based appeals court struck down a Federal Aviation Adm...

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MSNBC Terrorism Analyst: If USA Were Third-World Nation, We’d be Watching for an Army Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:30pm 5/20/2017 at 12:30pm
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On Joy Reid’s show this morning, MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance said that if the United States “were some third-world nation right now, we’d be watching the army to see if the tanks are getting ready to move for a coup. Or if a guy jumps on a plane and flies...

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Life Under ISIS Gets Dramatic Arabic TV Series

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:45pm 5/17/2017 at 5:45pm
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The Arab world’s most-watched TV network, MBC 1, will air a prime-time TV drama depicting life under ISIS.

The 30-part series will debut during Ramadan.

“Black Crows”, “paints a picture of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, as a brutal criminal organization run by corrupt and hypocritical leaders. But recruits are...

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Russian Royal Family Postcards Hit the Auction Block

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:30pm 5/17/2017 at 3:30pm
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Postcards from Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden, who traveled with Tsar Nicholas II and his family to Siberia, provide details of the royal family only a few weeks before the Bolsheviks executed them. These rare postcards will go up for auction in the UK Saturday. From Fox News:

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Massachusetts Accuses Anheuser-Busch of trying to push rivals out of bars

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:30am 5/17/2017 at 11:30am

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has accused Anheuser-Busch InBev of handing out incentives to retailers and bars in the state to push Budweiser beer over other brands. The Wall Street Journal reported:

The state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has issued a report detailing investigators’ findings and set a June hearing in Boston on...

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Police Go Undercover to Catch People Who Text While Driving

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/15/2017 at 4:00pm
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Police across the country have developed different techniques to catch people who text while driving. The Wall Street Journal reported that authorities have a hard time going after people for texting while driving because it is hard to prove “and citations can be contested in court.”

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Prager U: What’s a Quarter-Life Crisis?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/15/2017 at 3:00pm
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Dana Perino joins the latest from Prager U, exploring the quarter-life crisis phenomena.

You’ve probably heard about the mid-life crisis, but what’s a quarter-life crisis? It’s just as real, and hits many college graduates like a brick shortly after they graduate. It was a major obstacle in the life of Dana Perino,...

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‘Sologamists’ are marrying themselves

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/15/2017 at 1:00pm
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The height of selfish, self-involved society is upon us. Forget marriage, children, and the growth these relationships bring, ‘sologamists’ are marrying themselves.

Sologamy, or marrying one’s self, isn’t illegal, but it’s also not recognized as a legal union in any state.

Sologamists like Erika Anderson of Brooklyn describes her decision to marry herself...

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New Miss USA Attacked for Expressing Conservative Views on Feminism, Health care

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:30am 5/15/2017 at 11:30am
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Oh boy. Another controversy over conservative comments at Miss USA.

Remember in 2009 when Miss California Carrie Prejean said she believes that m...

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CHANGE: Egyptian Sheikh Faces Trial for Calling Christians ‘Infidels’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:00pm 5/13/2017 at 5:00pm
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The last time Legal Insurrection visited the Land of the Nile, Pope Francis was refusing to use an armored car during his visit to Egypt.

Fortunately, one was not needed, and the Holy Father must have made quite...

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Fresno State Prof. to Pro-Life Students: “College campuses are not free speech areas”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:30am 5/12/2017 at 11:30am
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Earlier this month, DNC chair Tom Perez famously declared that every Democrat should be pro-abortion, and apparently a garbled version of this memo seeped down to one Fresno State professor as “every person should be pro-abortion . . . or be silenced.”

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Bill Clinton, James Patterson Writing a Thriller Novel Together

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00pm 5/8/2017 at 6:00pm

Former President Bill Clinton and novelist James Patterson have announced the two will co-author a thriller. Yahoo! News reports:

The former president and the best-selling novelist are collaborating on a thriller, “The President is Missing,” to come out June 2018 as an unusual joint release from rival publishers — Alfred A. Knopf...

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